Mission: Imperative! Inc.
We are a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit organization/ministry. Our purpose is to present seminars and produce books and DVDs related to the biblical version of origins. We have a passion for the fascinating world of nature that surrounds us, and for the God who created it. Our presentations and our materials are simple to understand, and the covers of all of our products reflect the specifics of the content of the item, and the target audience.
This book is a curriculum, designed originally for the home-school market. It has actually also been used by various adults and in Sunday School classes as well as regular school classes. This book is already in its 5th printing and has been on the market since 2001. The target audience is 5th through 9th grade, so the colors and subject matter reflect this.
The current cover (called "Creation or Evolution: A Home Study Curriculum") has been adequate, but it's time for an upgrade. The current cover is very "cartooney"-looking, having been designed with clip art. We like the fact that it's colorful, and we want to maintain that general feel due to the target audience. Wording on the front and the back needs to stay the same, though not necessarily the same fonts, and we like the general layout of the wording on the back.
What we have in mind is a little more like the image of the book entitled, "Evolution: The Grand Experiment". This is NOT my book and is only used here for the puropse of showing --
1. The colorful nature of it (though we don't need to stay with that green and orange color scheme).
2. The "collage" of images - which is more what we have in mind, not clip art.
We like having an image of both the Bible and Darwin on the front, as well as other potential images and/or designs (like the rainbow on the current cover). On the back, we'd like a collage of wildlife, including dinosaurs. We'd also like to add our ministry logo, perhaps in the lower left corner of the back cover - (not too large).
The book is 8.5" X 11", with a spine of about 3/8". Our printer can provide whatever template is required for their services. I'm completely ignorant of this information at this time.